Celebrating Aboriginal stories and culture through fashion and performance

Congratulations to our project partners Red Ridge Interior Queensland on recent fashion projects and performative works celebrating local Aboriginal art, stories and culture.

Matya photos by Skinn Deep Photography.

A collaboration between Central West Aboriginal Corporation and Red Ridge, Matya is a theatrical retelling of a local Aboriginal story about the sun, moon and eclipse. The very first showcase performance took place on Iningai Country at the Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Festival in May.

Featuring local dancers, costuming handcrafted by central west communities, songs and 3D animation, Matya is a stunning example of central west creativity, storytelling, and arts-based community engagement. Congratulations to everyone involved in this spectacular project and performance. See more photos via Red Ridge and the Tree of Knowledge Festival.

Canvas to Catwalk

Central western Queensland art, culture and creativity will be centre stage at this year’s Women of the World (WOW) Festival in Longreach and Charleville. Red Ridge will present a Red Ridge the Label catwalk experience with their Diamantina and Georgina collections which feature the artwork of Wangkangurru and Yarluyandi women Aulpunda ‘Jean’ Barr-Crombie and Anpanuwa ‘Joyce’ Crombie from Birdsville. Find out more on the WOW website.

Red Ridge has long been collaborating with central west communities to represent and share local stories through design and fashion, such as through the Dress the Central West wearable art project and event. Red Ridge the Label is part of the lasting legacy of this wonderful community project.

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